This is a discussion on How to safely clean an engine bay within the Detailing Forum forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by mcdbrendan Awesome thread with some outstanding results! an engine bay shot Don't forget to rinse! Originally Posted ...
use scrubbing bubbles, got the idea from bmw forum.
Since its bmw, they wont use crazy sh!t towards their engine unless they know it works. enjoy. I take out the positive, tape it up, cover the alternator, and i spray it like how i spray the toilet bowl. All over. Let it sit and mist it with the water hose.
Crank the car up, drive around. All the heat will evaporate everything else.
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i washed my engine and forgot to cover anything.
washed with gunk engine protector shine
next day my engine rubers hoses turn very dry whitish looking
what is good engine wash product that can give me like oily wet rubber look
I've seen this happen. A lot of used car dealers use tire shine or armorall to fix this but it attracts dirt after it's applied. Good luck.
Diggin' this thread. Been wondering about this for a while. Had to replace my spark plugs the other day due to cylinder 1 misfiring, and realized how dirty my engine bay is. I used to have a '94 Chevy 1500 and attempted to clean it once, but was timid due to not wanting to mess up any of the wiring or electronics. I think I will try this on my '02 WRX though. Thanks for the very informative and helpful thread!
Very informative thread. Just did my first oil change and was shocked at the amount of
white road sludge that was all over my engine bay and under carriage. It may get into the
40's this weekend and hope to give her a good cleaning with SG. Ive used it on my 2006 HD
since it was new and have received many compliments and never thought to apply it on my
car.. duh Thanks Sasquatch!
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just to clarify, don't spray the air intake or the alternator but everything else in the engine bay can be washed with a hose and SG?
ok thanks for the advice!
Still a little skeptical, but do you have a video reference? If not, i'm sure i can figure it out haha